Data Is Precious: Secure it Accordingly
Security professionals are in dire need of a solution that provides visibility into where sensitive and confidential data resides, as well as visibility into the data’s risk.  This knowledge would allow those responsible to take an effective, proactive approach to combating cybercrime. By focusing on the data, Informatica and our customers, partners and market ecosystem are collaborating to make data-centric security with Data Security Intelligence the next line of defense.
Security technologies that focus on securing the network and perimeter require additional safeguards when sensitive and confidential data traverse beyond these protective controls. Data proliferates to cloud-based applications and mobile devices. Application security and identity access management tools may lack visibility and granular control when data is replicated to Big Data and advanced analytics platforms.
Informatica is filling this need with its data-centric security portfolio, which now includes Secure@Source. Informatica Secure@Source is the industry’s first data security intelligence solution that delivers insight into where sensitive and confidential data reside, as well as the data’s risk profile.
To hear more from Informatica and an esteemed panel of security experts about where the future of security is going and why Informatica Secure@Source is an ideal solution for the data challenges around security, please register here. Panelist include:
- Security Industry leader Anil Chakravarthy, CPO and EVP Informatica and myself, Amit Walia, GM and SVP Informatica
- Luminaries Larry Ponemon, Founder Ponemon Institute and Jeff Northrop, CTO IAPP
- CISOs Bill Burns, Informatica and Arnold Federbaum, Former CISOs and CyberSecurity Professor NYU
- Enterprise Security Architect, Linda Hewlett, Santander Holdings USA.
The opportunity for Data Security Intelligence is extensive. In a recently published report, Neuralytix defined Data-Centric Security as “an approach to security that focuses on the data itself; to cover the gaps of traditional network, host and application security solutions.” A critical element for successful data security is collecting intelligence required to prioritize where to focus security controls and efforts that mitigate risk. This is precisely what Informatica Secure@Source was designed to achieve.
What has emerged from a predominantly manual practice, the data security intelligence software market is expected to reach $800M by 2018 with a CAGR of 27.8%. We are excited about this opportunity! As a leader in data management software, we are uniquely qualified to take an active role in shaping this emerging market category.
Informatica Secure@Source addresses the need to get smarter about where our sensitive and private data reside, who is accessing it, prioritize which controls to implement, and work harmoniously with existing security architectures, policies and procedures. Our customers are asking us for data security intelligence, the industry deserves it. With more than 60% of security professionals stating their biggest challenge is not knowing where their sensitive and confidential data reside, the need for Data Security Intelligence has never been greater
Neuralytix says “data security is about protecting individual data objects that traverse across networks, in and out of a public or private cloud, from source applications to targets such as partner systems, to back office SaaS applications to data warehouses and analytics platforms”. We couldn’t agree more. We believe that the best way to incorporate a data-centric security approach is to begin with data security intelligence.
 “The State of Data Centric Security,” Ponemon Institute, sponsored by Informatica, June 2014